It’s Pride Month in Canada, Mexico and the US—a time when we can (as we always should) show love and respect, and fight for empowerment and equality. But it’s more than a celebration of and for the LGBTQIA community, it’s an important reminder of the 28 June 1969 Stonewall Riots that catapulted the gay rights movement in the US into the spotlight. Further, it’s an opportunity for the LGBTQIA community and allies to take to the streets in unity, for every step forward the queer community makes, there remains substantial (sometimes violent or fatal) opposition. Pride Month allows many to break free from fear. All are welcome and all support is welcomed. While comprehensive, this list is far from complete and if your city isn’t mentioned, there is an array of online resources to pinpoint how you can participate. It’s crucial to stand together, walk together and dance together with love—for those who died to help us come this far and for those who continue the fight for progress.
LGBTQIA Pride Dates Across North America and Beyond